Access to Haneda by Tokyo Monorail is covered now! Japan Rail Pass new rules

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Tokyo Monorail is included in the pass.

As of October 21, 2010, you can use Tokyo monorail that is operated between Haneda airport and Hamamatsucho (浜松町) by Japan Rail Pass. But you cannot exchange the actual pass because there is no Japan Railway station at Haneda airport. That means you cannot take Tokyo Monorail with no extra charge by Japan Rail Pass right after arrival at Haneda airport.

If you want to have more informations about access to Haneda, please refer this page.

Condition changed for taking Aoimori Railway

As of December 4, 2010, JAPAN RAIL PASS can be used for Aoimori Railway Line in the limited cases. If you want to take Ominato line at Noheji station, you can use Aoimori Line from Aomori or Hachinohe. But you cannot get off the train in Aoimori Railway line. And also if you use the overnight train, you have to pay the regular fare and surcharge for Aoimori Railway.

The reason why Japan Railway change the condition is starting to operate Tohoku Shinkansen between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori. Before Tohoku Shinkansen was started to operate between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori, this line was owned by Japan Railway. But after that, this section was transfered to the private company, Aoimori Railway. Ominato line was no longer connected with any Japan Railway lines.

Kyushu Shinkasen will be started to operate between Shin-Yatsushiro and Hakata on March 12, 2011. This section will be owned by JR Kyushu after that. I think we will not have any big changes. But Japan Railway did not announce anything about using Japan Rail Pass for Kyushu Shinkansen’ fastest train “Mizuho” and Tohoku Shinkansen’ fastest train “Hayabusa“. I will keep checking and let you know as soon as possible.

*Hayabusa except Gran Class can be used by Japan Rail Pass. But Mizuho cannot be used by Japan Rail Pass.

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Comments

  1. Chiou Wei says:

    Why the japan rail pass official website state that the JR exchange office is also located at Haneda airport international terminal (JR east travel service center)? I stay overnight at Hotel Mystay Haneda and plan to exchange my JR pass next morning at Haneda airport. It is possible to use Tokyo monorail to tokyo station using the JR pass after exchange at Haneda airport?

    • Takeshi Shimomura, Author of JPRail.com
      Takeshi / JPRail.com says:

      Hi Chiou,

      You can use JR pass to take Tokyo Monorail. Monorail doesn’t go to Tokyo but Hamamatsucho. You need to transfer to Yamanote line train to get Tokyo.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Toni says:

    Hello Takeshi,

    We will be leaving Tokyo on May 20, 2014 from Haneda Airport. Our flight leaves at 9:15 am and we are staying at Hotel Gracery. We need to figure out how best to get to Haneda Airport as the limousine buses do not leave early enough to accommodate our flight. What is the best way to get to Haneda airport? Most economic way?

    ~toni

  3. Penny says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    Do you mind to take a look on my itinerary and kindly advise whether it’s best for me to buy JR pass?

    20-24 Feb: Tokyo
    24-25 Feb: Kawaguchiko
    25-28 Feb: Kyoto (then back to Tokyo for leaving Japan)

    Thanks.

    • Takeshi Shimomura, Author of JPRail.com
      JPRail says:

      Hi Penny,

      If you use 7 days pass, it will work. So you can start to use it on Feb 22 and finish on Feb 28. 14 days pass is too expensive and try to use it for long distance trip.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  4. can I travel on the Narita Express using my Japan rail pass?

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